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South London Coroner’s Service,  2nd Floor,  Davis House,          Robert Street,  Croydon  CR0 1QQ

We cover the London Boroughs of Croydon, Sutton, Bromley and Bexley.

All correspondence for the South London Coroner’s Court should be addressed to the above.  Both the court and office are at the above address.

Main switchboard: 020 8313 1883
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Click here for : A Guide to Coroner Services for Bereaved People

Our telephone lines are open weekdays 9am to 12 noon. If you are ringing after 12 noon we will re-open at 9am the next working weekday.

GP, Hospital & Registrar referrals are to be made via our portal at using the death referral tab on the above toolbar.

If you are a funeral director requesting cremation papers please continue to email your request with the relevant details to and we will email the documents to you when available for release. 

If you a Police officer calling to refer a new case outside of office hours, please contact the out of hours service – for Bromley and Bexley ring  01689 86 3000 (choose option 4) or for Croydon and Sutton please ring 020 8401 3000 and ask for the on call officer to be contacted.

If you are a professional enquiring about a referral that has been submitted to us via the portal please email


touching the deaths of:

 Donald Collett, Dane Chinnery, Robert Huxley, Philip Logan, Dorota Rynkiewicz, Philip Seary and Mark Smith

Inquests: 17th May 2021 to 13th August 2021

In The Council Chamber, Croydon Town Hall, Katharine St, Croydon, CR0 1NX

25 May 2021: Day 6 of the Inquests – witness evidence of Dr Mark Young, RAIB Inspector.

Please Note:

In line with the principle of open justice the court is open. Family members, those others who have been given Interested Person status, lawyers for Interested Persons and witnesses are welcome to attend court together with journalists and members of the public.

As a result of the ongoing pandemic, social distancing continues to apply. That means seats in court are limited. There is seating for all lead advocates. There are a further 24 seats available for family members, members of the public and members of the press who wish to attend in person. Those who wish to attend are kindly asked to email the court on at least two days in advance to ensure that appropriate and safe arrangements can be put in place and to confirm that enough seating is available.

S9(2) of the Contempt of Court Act 1981 makes it contempt of court to broadcast recordings of court proceedings to the public. Remote access to journalists may only lawfully be given by way of audio transmission if the coroner expressly disapplies s9 of the 1981 Contempt of Court Act. There is an absolute statutory prohibition of members of the public or press having access to a visual broadcast. (The Chief Coroner’s Guidance No 38 Remote Participation in coronial proceedings via video and audio broadcast, 11th June 2020).  The coroner will consider, on application, disapplying s9 to permit the members of the Press to have audio access to the hearing.

South London Coroner’s Court

Previous hearings:

The first procedural hearing took place at midday, 11th December 2019 in the Council Chamber, Town Hall, Katharine Street, Croydon CR0 1NX.

The second procedural hearing took place at 10am 29th January 2020 in the Council Chamber, Town Hall, Katharine Street, Croydon CR0 1NX.

The third procedural hearing took place at 10am 6th August 2020 in the Council Chamber, Town Hall, Katherine Street, Croydon, CR0 1NX.

The fourth procedural hearing took place at 10am 25th September 2020 in the Council Chamber, Town Hall, Katherine Street, Croydon, CR0 1NX

The fifth procedural hearing took place at 2pm 28th January 2021 in the Council Chamber, Town Hall, Katherine Street, Croydon, CR0 1NX

The sixth procedural hearing took place 10am 30th April 2021 in the Council Chamber, Town Hall, Katherine Street, Croydon, CR0 1NX

Direction: Section 39 Children & Young Persons Act 1933

I have an important direction to give in relation the publication of names and other details relating to children and young persons.

I hereby prohibit the publication of the name, address, school of any child or young person referred to or concerned in these proceedings  or any particulars that might lead to the identification of such children

I do so under the power conferred upon me by section 39 of the Children & Young Persons Act 1933.

Any person who includes any such particular or particulars in a publication in contravention of my order shall on summary conviction be liable in respect of each offence to a fine not exceeding level 5 on the standard scale.

“Publication” includes any speech, writing, relevant programme or other communication in whatever form, which is addressed to the public at large or any section of the public.

“Relevant programme” means a programme included in a programme service within the meaning of the Broadcasting Act 1990.

HM Senior Coroner S Ormond-Walshe

18th May 2021


South London Coroner’s court is Open.  That means family members, Interested Persons, lawyers, witnesses, journalists and members of the public are all are welcome to attend.  However, during this pandemic social distancing is in place and must be followed, together with the wearing of a mask.  Due to social distancing in place, seats in court are more limited than normal.

Family members, persons with Interested Person status, witnesses, lawyers representing Interested Persons and member of the Press may attend the hearings remotely.  It is helpful for the court to be put on notice at least 24 hours before the hearing date and time, that someone is asking to attend remotely.

At the hearing no person attending remotely may further disclose documents issued by the court, nor exhibits shown in the hearing, nor make a photograph, video or audio recording of the hearing.  Failure to follow this direction may risk being in contempt of court.

If in doubt, please contact the court for a ruling.

HM Senior Coroner S Ormond-Walshe

1st March 2021

The Coroner's Court is located at 

South London Coroner's Service, Davis House,
Robert Street, Croydon

The location of the Coroner's court is easily accessible in central Croydon, close to East Croydon Rail and Tramlink Stations and to a bus station.  The court is approximately a 10 minute walk from East Croydon train station.  Detailed further directions if required are available on application to the South London Coroner’s Office. Public car parking is available in Wandle Road car park but not in the court complex itself.









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Date of Birth Forename Surname Gender Date of Inquest
30.01.1984 Bertalan HORVATH Male 14.06.21 @ 10am
05.03.1944 Mervyn LOCKETT Male 14.06.21 @ 2pm
10.02.1936 Victor COOPER Male 14.06.21 @ 2.30pm
14.04.1956 Terence BRIDGLAND Male 14.06.21 @ 3pm
16.10.1962 Adnan GONDAL Male 15.06.21 @ 10am
01.11.1977 Asha WALROND Female 15.06.21 @ 12 noon
01.08.1939 Nagendran SIVASUBRAMANIAN Male 16.06.21 @ 10am
20.12.1988 Anita CHAGGER Female 16.06.21 @ 3.30pm
29.11.1959 Harry MARCELLE Male 17.06.21 @ 10am
11.04.1989 Adrian-Ionut STANCU Male 17.06.21 @ 2pm
14.08.1965 Robert James FRASER Male 17.06.21 @ 3pm
17.01.1958 Wendy CHAUDHRY Female 18.06.21 @ 10am
17.07.1997 Adam COLEMAN Male 18.06.21 @ 2pm
30.09.1949 Agnes ADAMSON Female 18.06.21 @ 2.30pm
07.03.2017 Theodore HARDING Male 21.06.21 @ 10am
07.03.2017 Theodore HARDING Male 22.06.21 @ 10am
07.03 Theodore HARDING Male 23.06.21 @ 1pm
03.03.1941 Sylvia WEBB Female 23.06.21 @ 10am
14.05.1965 Andrea JONES Female 24.06.21 @ 10am
21.10.2008 Annalise LUFFINGHAM Female 25.06.21 @ 10am
23.01.1969 Samantha HODSON Female 28.06.21 @ 10am
23.01.1969 Samantha HODSON Female 29.06.21 @ 10am
23.01.1969 Samantha HODSON Female 30.06.21 @ 10am
28.06.1930 Neda Cecelia CEFARIELLO Female 01.07.21 @ 10am
28.06.1930 Neda Cecelia CEFARIELLO Female 02.07.21 @ 10am
08.10.1996 Arthur TOLA Male 05.07.21 @ 10am
29.10.1922 Frederick CLEAR Male 06.07.21 @ 10am
15.05.1977 James DEAKIN Male 06.07.21 @ 11am
06.07.21 Matthew BRADY Male 06.07.21 @ 12 noon
05.10.1955 Henry BRAITHWAITE Male 06.07.21 @ 2pm
14.08.1937 Bryan MORGAN Male 06.07.21 @ 1.30pm
01.02.1954 Graham PERREN Male 06.07.21 @ 3pm
25.02.1929 Doreen ALLEN Female 07.07.21 @ 10am
03.02.1955 Charmaine KIRTON Female 07.07.21 @ 11am
22.10.1980 Caroline MCBURNIE Female 07.07.21 @ 2pm
24.06.1969 Roshan SAIBO Male 08.07.21 @ 10am
09.03.1982 Hugh BURGESS Male 08.07.21 @ 12.30pm
04.11.1957 Paula DON Female 09.07.21 @ 10am
10.02.1942 Kevin CARELTON-REEVES Male 09.07.21 @ 11am
27.02.1976 Kevin TESTER Male 09.07.21 @ 11.30am
19.04.1971 Justin MAFHAM Male 09.07.21 @ 1pm
24.03.1997 Joe WOOD Male 09.07.21 @ 2pm
16.01.1963 Laurence JORDAN Male 09.07.21 @ 3pm

Information on attending an inquest »


Those who wish to attend court and who have any special requirements (including, for example, a need for translation or interpretation services or help with reading) are requested to contact the office dealing with the inquest well in advance.  Wheelchair access is available, but please advise us ahead of your visit so that all necessary arrangements can be made.  The courts have toilets, waiting rooms, telephones, and facilities for people with disabilities.  It is appreciated if prior warning can be given by those requiring any specific facilities.